How Unpaywall is transforming open science

  title={How Unpaywall is transforming open science},
  author={Holly Else},
Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach.Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach. 
  • K. Dhakal
  • Economics
    Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA
  • 2019
Unpaywall, created by Jason Priem and Heather Piwowar of ImpactStory in 2017, is a plug-in tool for individual users to access and find OA articles, regardless of where they are searching for those
Reflections on the Misuses of ORCID iDs
This paper classifies and qualitatively document such misuses, occurring from both users (researchers and organisations) of the ORCID registry and the OrCID clients, and concludes providing an outlook and a few recommendations aiming at improving the exploitation of theORCID infrastructure.
Entwicklung und Typologie des Datendiensts Unpaywall
Zusammenfassung Analysen im Bereich des Open-Access-Publizierens haben sich mit der Verfügbarkeit großer vernetzter Datensammlungen wie Unpaywall bedeutend vereinfacht. Der Artikel untersucht die
We Can Make a Better Use of ORCID: Five Observed Misapplications
Five ORCID registrant-related and OrCID referral-related anomalies are identified, identifying five “misapplications” that affect the quality of the ORC ID infrastructure and may fuel the rise of detractors and scepticism about the service.
Indicators of Open Access for universities
This paper presents a first attempt to analyse Open Access integration at the institutional level. For this, we combine information from Unpaywall and the Leiden Ranking to offer basic OA indicators
Scientific Authors in a Changing World of Scholarly Communication: What Does the Future Hold?
Ending Enclosure by Copying the Commons
  • Mita Williams
  • Education
    The Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association Conference
  • 2021
In the beginning (of bibliometrics), citation counts of academic research were generated to be used in annual calculations to express a research journal’s impact. Now those same citation counts make
The open access citation premium may depend on the openness and inclusiveness of the indexing database, but the relationship is controversial because it is ambiguous where the open access boundary lies
This work tests a specific hypothesis connected with the OA citation advantage, namely, that OA papers may benefit from higher citations in open indexing databases rather than in selective indexing engines (i.e., Scopus and Web of Science).
Open Bioeconomy - A Bibliometric Study on the Accessibility of Articles in the Field of Bioeconomy
This is the first bibliometric study on open access to articles on bioeconomy, and the results can be useful for the further development of OA editorial and funding criteria in the field of bioEconomy.
Academics evaluating academics: a methodology to inform the review process on top of open citations
This work aims at introducing a methodology to explore whether citation-based metrics, calculated only considering open bibliographic and citation data, can yield insights on how human peer-review of research assessment exercises is conducted.


The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles
The citation impact of OA articles is examined, corroborating the so-called open-access citation advantage: accounting for age and discipline, OAarticles receive 18% more citations than average, an effect driven primarily by Green and Hybrid OA.